poxy
adjective see pox I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • poxy — poxy; pro·poxy·phene; …   English syllables

  • poxy — (adj.) by 1853 in literal sense, from POX (Cf. pox) + Y (Cf. y) (2). As a deprecatory adjective, attested in English dialects by 1899 …   Etymology dictionary

  • poxy — ► ADJECTIVE (poxier, poxiest) informal, chiefly Brit. ▪ of poor quality; worthless …   English terms dictionary

  • poxy — [[t]pɒ̱ksi[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n (disapproval) If you describe something or someone as poxy, you think that they are insignificant, too small, or bad in some other way. [BRIT, INFORMAL, RUDE] ...some poxy band from Denver. ...a poxy one per cent of the …   English dictionary

  • poxy — pox|y [ˈpɔksi US ˈpa: ] adj BrE informal used to show that you do not like something, or do not think it is big or important ▪ We ve had such poxy weather lately. ▪ a poxy little room …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • poxy — UK [ˈpɒksɪ] / US [ˈpɑksɪ] adjective Word forms poxy : adjective poxy comparative poxier superlative poxiest British very informal 1) not attractive or pleasant 2) not important …   English dictionary

  • poxy — of sub excellent quality Street Fighter was a poxy movie …   Dictionary of american slang

  • poxy — of sub excellent quality Street Fighter was a poxy movie …   Dictionary of american slang

  • poxy — adj British very bad, worthless, inferior. Originally signifying diseased, from the use of pox to mean syphilis, poxy is now a fairly strong (mainly working class) term of contempt …   Contemporary slang

  • poxy — adjective BrE slang used to show that you do not like someone or something: Keep your poxy money …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • poxy — Adj. 1. Rubbishy, crass, of poor quality. 2. A general negative intensifier. E.g. I m not wasting my time and money by going to the poxy shops, just to keep her happy. * Occasionally spelt poxey …   English slang and colloquialisms

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